April 28, 2012

Compassion - 12 steps

12 steps to a more compassionate life 

“compassion” derives from the Latin and the Greek  meaning “to suffer, undergo, or experience.” So compassion” means “to endure [something] with another person,” to put ourselves in somebody else’s shoes, to feel her pain as though it were our own, and to enter generously into his point of view. That is why compassion is aptly summed up in the Golden Rule, which asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else. Compassion can be defined, therefore, as an attitude of principled, consistent altruism.

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